MPI is working with the Tauranga City Council and Bay of Plenty Regional Council to contain and eradicate an infestation of the aggressive aquatic weed Salvinia molesta (salvinia) in the Wairakei Stream in Papamoa.
A commercial diagnostic tool which will allow farmers to test for cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis themselves is being developed by a partnership comprising commercial laboratories, industry representatives, and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
Two Thai vineyard workers have both been fined $1,900 and ordered to pay court costs of $130 each after bringing in high-risk pork sausages to New Zealand from Asia.
MPI has released guidance on how international vessels can comply with strict new biofouling rules.
MPI is committed to helping farmers affected by the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis receive their due compensation and is working hard to process all current claims.
New Zealand’s border biosecurity defenders have just been through their busiest summer on record.
A new approach is being taken to manage myrtle rust in New Zealand.
Warranted officers from the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Compliance Investigations team ran simultaneous searches at 3 locations yesterday as part of an investigation associated with the Mycoplasma bovis response.
MPI has today released reports by a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to its Mycoplasma bovis response and an internal report examining potential entry routes to New Zealand for the disease.
MPI has determined that all cattle on properties infected with the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis will be culled, and will be working with farmers to do that from today.